An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Training Program That Improves Educational and Quality Outcomes

Marianne Baernholdt, Moshe Feldman, Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, L. Dale Harvey, Paul E. Mazmanian, Debbie Mobley, Jenifer K. Murphy, Carolyn Watts, Alan Dow

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A key component of quality improvement (QI) is developing leaders who can implement QI projects collaboratively. A yearlong interprofessional, workplace-based, continuing professional development program devoted to QI trained 2 cohorts of teams (dyads or triads) to lead QI projects in their areas of work using Plan-Do-Study-Act methodology. Teams represented different specialties in both inpatient and outpatient settings. They spent 4 to 6 hours/week on seminars, online modules, bimonthly meetings with a QI coach, and QI project work. Evaluations conducted after each session included pre–post program QI self-efficacy and project milestones. Post-program participants reported higher levels of QI self-efficacy (mean = 3.47; SD = 0.39) compared with pre program (mean = 2.02, SD = 0.51; P =.03, Cohen’s d = 3.19). Impact on clinical units was demonstrated, but varied. The coach was identified as a key factor for success. An interprofessional, workplace-based, continuing professional development program focused on QI increased QI knowledge and skills and translated to improvements in the clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Quality
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Quality Improvement
Education
Self Efficacy
Workplace
Inpatients
Outpatients

Keywords

  • experiential learning
  • interprofessional
  • QI training
  • quality scholars program

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  • Health Policy

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An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Training Program That Improves Educational and Quality Outcomes. / Baernholdt, Marianne; Feldman, Moshe; Davis-Ajami, Mary Lynn; Harvey, L. Dale; Mazmanian, Paul E.; Mobley, Debbie; Murphy, Jenifer K.; Watts, Carolyn; Dow, Alan.

In: American Journal of Medical Quality, 01.01.2019.

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Baernholdt, Marianne ; Feldman, Moshe ; Davis-Ajami, Mary Lynn ; Harvey, L. Dale ; Mazmanian, Paul E. ; Mobley, Debbie ; Murphy, Jenifer K. ; Watts, Carolyn ; Dow, Alan. / An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Training Program That Improves Educational and Quality Outcomes. In: American Journal of Medical Quality. 2019.
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